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New Roger Waters album - Stravinksky's The Soldier's Tale - coming on 180g vinyl; video trailer Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Roger Waters - The Soldier's TaleLast month, we brought you the news about the somewhat unexpected latest project from Roger Waters. It was confirmed that Roger, in conjunction with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, had been working on a new album - Igor Stravinksky's The Soldier's Tale - to be released on CD via Sony Music Classical, on October 26th, 2018.

For this new recording of this classic, Roger has rewritten the text, telling the whole of the harrowing modern fairy tale, playing not just the Soldier, the Devil and the Narrator, but all the other characters as well!

In this update, we've got the good news that on November 30th, 2018, a special, 180g heavyweight vinyl double album, housed in a gatefold sleeve, is being released. This should prove to be very popular, and with the work spread across four sides of vinyl, we suspect the sound quality will be excellent. We've also got the newly released trailer for the album, to give you a taste of things - it can be seen just below.

The track listing for this album is shown below the ordering info; longer term visitors to Brain Damage will recall that Roger performed The Soldier's Tale back in 2008 with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Orchestra. It clearly made a big impression on him, resulting in this recorded collaboration with the same orchestra, which certainly sounds very intriguing.

To secure your copy now, for despatch upon release, please use these direct links, which will also qualify for Amazon's pre-order price guarantee - they will automatically charge the lowest asking price between your order, and release:

- on 2LP 180g VINYL:  Amazon UK  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
- on single CD:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
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Pink Floyd on vinyl and TMR exhibition focus in new MINT magazine Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
MINT magazine issue 23 - Pink Floyd special

The new issue of Germany's MINT Magazine - issue 23, cover date October 2018 - is in stores now, and as the cover images show, should be of much interest to Pink Floyd fans.

MINT is the magazine of German vinyl culture. Since 2015, it has aimed to be the voice of the vinyl community. Eight times a year, MINT specialises in large reports and background reports about the world of vinyl.

The cover story of the new issue deals extensively with the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains latest staging in Dortmund, at the Dortmunder U. In the 21 page article, titled "The Labyrinth of the Masters", they have an exclusive of Nick Mason guiding the readership through selected exhibits from this latest staging of TMR.

They also include an interview with Aubrey 'Po' Powell and a report on the Pink Floyd archivist Tracey Kraft, who was also in Dortmund for the opening. Elsewhere in the magazine, there's a 15 page look at "Pink Floyd on Vinyl - The Guide to the World of Pressings and Collectibles."

You have two choices of cover - a typical collage of Floydian elements, and the other, an interesting interpretation of the Animals cover, substituting in the Dortmunder U in place of Battersea Power Station. MINT is available in newsagents and in more than 200 record stores, hi-fi dealers. You can also order either cover (or indeed both!) mail order worldwide, through Our thanks as ever to Michael Nickel for his help with this information.

Nick Mason discusses The Dark Side Of The Moon on BBC 6 Music Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Nick Mason and Liz Kershaw, BBC Radio 6 Music, October 2018An interesting new interview with Nick Mason aired at the weekend, on the UK's BBC Radio 6 Music. To help mark National Album Day, Nick was interviewed by presenter Liz Kershaw, giving his thoughts - track by track - about Pink Floyd's 1973 epic The Dark Side Of The Moon.

During the chat with Liz, Nick also talked his new band - Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, and about the Saucers' recent 21-date European tour that took place in September, following on from the equally critically acclaimed set of four London dates in May.

The show can be heard on demand via the BBC website, for a month from broadcast - so you have until mid-November to listen to this.

Reminder: The Pretty Things final concert - guests including David Gilmour Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 October 2018

The Pretty Things - final bow concertA reminder for you, in case you are free in mid-December and within reach of the O2 Arena in London: after 55 years of live performing, The Pretty Things - the iconic, 1st wave, R&B cult heroes, formed by ex-Rolling Stone Dick Taylor, and singer, Phil May - will retire from electric performances at the end of this year.

With a huge history of musical and cultural "firsts" at their core - the "longest hair in the world", first ever rock and roll drugs bust, most arrests of any band, first ever "garage" single, first ever rock-opera, first UK band to win Rolling Stone Record of the Year, arrested for discharging a sawn off shotgun, first band to regain full control of its entire recorded catalogue and so on...

With such influential work as their ground-breaking masterpiece and world's first rock opera S. F. Sorrow, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, they remain a hugely significant artistic and creative force. They are now calling it a day on the road, and playing their final ever live show at the end of the year.

This farewell show - in London - will feature guest appearances from significant old friends David Gilmour, Van Morrison and Bill Nighy and promises to be quite a show.

They play this final performance, at Indigo at The O2 on 13 December 2018. Tickets went on sale in May, but unexpectedly there are still some available, via

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